Robert replied to the topic 'Hitech Astro DC focuser problem' in the forum. yesterday

Thank you so much Jasem. Really appreciated.

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Robert replied to the topic 'Hitech Astro DC focuser problem' in the forum. 3 days ago

Hi Jasem,

I contacted David and explained. He sent me and you in Bcc the command protocol for the focus controller.
Hope that helps.

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Robert replied to the topic 'Hitech Astro DC focuser problem' in the forum. 1 week ago

Have you had any response from David regarding the communication protocol? Meanwhile I tried to use Kstars for Windows but don't seem to be able to install my gear locally. Only remote installation is possible. ("Local" is greyed out).
Do I have to install any drivers. The ascom drivers for my gear I have but do I need indilibrary drivers and how do I install those? Thx.

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Robert replied to the topic 'Hitech Astro DC focuser problem' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Jasem. Any progress regarding the Hitecastro DC focuser 2? Can't say I'm not patient right. ;-)

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Robert replied to the topic 'Hitech Astro DC focuser problem' in the forum. 2 months ago

Yes, unfortunately that is a very unhappy choice of Hitecastro to provide only a cigarette adapter plug power supply.
I had to cut mine and adapt so I have both possibilities.

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Robert replied to the topic 'Hitech Astro DC focuser problem' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi Jasem, Have you been able to do something about a driver for a Hitecastro DC focus controller 2 ?
Robert

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Robert replied to the topic 'New version of INDI Web Manager' in the forum. 4 months ago

That's ok. Sounds good. Looking forward and thanks for the work. ;-)

Greetz,

Robert

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Robert replied to the topic 'New version of INDI Web Manager' in the forum. 4 months ago

I understand that Jasem adapted the existing 'hitecastro-dc' driver so it would accept my hitecastro focuser controller. Am not sure. I haven't been sent an xml file. It would be helpful to have such a file and to know where to put it so I can work until the next version of kstars comes out.
This is what Jasem wrote "I added your PID to hitech focuser now, but you will need to compile INDI from source to be able to test that."
I believe from what I see on Github under indi issues that my focuser was added in the following file : 'libindi/drivers/focuser/hitecastrodcfocuser.cpp'
I suppose that is what should be 'compiled' into indi.

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Robert replied to the topic 'New version of INDI Web Manager' in the forum. 4 months ago

That is how I have been working so far. A remote Mac (OSX) is connected to my telescope. I have ekos/Kstars running on that remote computer and configured as shown on the screenshot below (capturefiles 1-2-3).
The Mac in my house is setup as seen in the screenshots (4 and 5) and connected via the internet to my remote Mac.
I think I had the principle of INDI Web manager completely misunderstood. I thought it was a way to get the drivers from a dedicated server somewhere online so that one would not have to use drivers on one's own computers. Silly me, of course. Reason why I wanted to use the Web Manager following that reasoning is to perhaps be able to access a driver for a focus controller I have (HitecAstroDC ver 2). The existing driver in INDI does not accept mine because of wrong Product ID. So Jasem was so kind as to adapt this driver so it would accept mine. Unfortunately I would need to compile INDI from source which is absolutely like "Chinese" to me. He is considering the need for a basic tutorial for OSX users how to compile for INDI. I guess that will take a while as the man has his hands full with all these questions. :-) I hope that explains my question a bit.

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Robert replied to the topic 'New version of INDI Web Manager' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hi,

I am looking for a tutorial on how to install/use the indi webmanager in ekos/kstars for OSX. Is there such a thing?
Thanks,

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Robert replied to the topic 'Hitech Astro DC focuser problem' in the forum. 4 months ago

Okay, thanks I just did.

Greetz

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Robert replied to the topic 'Hitech Astro DC focuser problem' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hi everyone,

I have a similar problem with my Hitecastro DC focus controller 2.
The idea is to use it with Kstars on a Mac but for some reason, although an INDI driver is installed for the Hitecastro it does’ seem to be able to connect.
Works fine manually. My motorfocusser is a JMI motofocus.
It seems to work fine with Backyard EOS and APT 3.5 (Asto Photography Tool)

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in Windows 8.1
I get the same result from the INDI server and INDI command center.

Please see attachments included.

Thanks a lot for any help.

Kind regards.

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Robert replied to the topic 'Issue with Polar Alignment' in the forum. 11 months ago

Hello,
Ok, I will wait for the update. As soon as I have clear skies again i will send you a logfile. Verbose on; check.

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Robert replied to the topic 'Issue with Polar Alignment' in the forum. 11 months ago

Sorry, hadn't noticed there was already a Polar alignment topic.
I just discovered Kstar 2.7.8 and Ekos and must say that I have been very impressed with it. However I seem to run into problems trying to use PA procedure. First it won't clear the alignment model of my Celestron AVX mount. It gives me the error : Failed to clear Alignment Model.
When I start the PA anyway it first wants to "Clear the alignment model" which takes forever and eventually I give up. When I start the capture and solve process it doesn't seem to be able to find a solution. It keeps failing. "Solver failed after ... seconds). I have a guidescope (200mm focal length and 50mm aperture which should suffice) and an ASI 120MC. Sky was unobstructed at that time. The captured image looked fine to me but I might have a wrong idea about what is a solvable picture. All Astrometry databases and web connections are installed.
I run Mac OSX El Capitan on a MacBook Pro.
I don't have a log file yet and no clear skies forecasted in the near future. Sorry about that.
Any help is appreciated,
Kind regards,

Robert Temmerman

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Robert created a new topic ' EKOS polar alignment procedure' in the forum. 11 months ago

Hi Jasem. I just discovered Kstar 2.7.8 and Ekos and must say that I have been very impressed with it. However I seem to run into problems trying to use PAA procedure. First I seem it won't clear the alignment model of my Celestron AVX mount. It gives me the error : Failed to clear Alignment Model.
When I start the PAA anyway it first wants to "Clear the alignment model" which takes forever and eventually I give up. When I start the capture and solve process it doesn't seem to be able to find a solution. It keeps failing. "Solver failed after ... seconds). I have a guidescope (200mm focal length and 50mm aperture which should suffice) and an ASI 120MC. Sky was unobstructed at that time. The captured image looked fine to me but I might have a wrong idea about what is a solvable picture. All Astrometry databases and web connections are installed.
I run Mac OSX El Capitan on a MacBook Pro.

Any help is appreciated,
Kind regards,

Robert Temmerman

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Robert replied to the topic 'Ekos on Mac OS X ?' in the forum. 11 months ago

That's great Rob because indeed overtime the DSLR is switched off one has to kill the PTPCamera again.

What is Jasem's avatar because I couldn't find him through the search engine?

Kind regards,
Robert

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Robert replied to the topic 'Ekos on Mac OS X ?' in the forum. 11 months ago

Ok Rob I will put that question to him.
Thanks again,

Rob

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Robert thanked Rob Lancaster in topic Ekos on Mac OS X ? 11 months ago

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